An engine for MV Geordie

An engine for MV Geordie

Hello,

My name is Peter Knowles, and I have undertaken the restoration MV Geordie, a 1953 38 foot wooden motor cruiser, while I live aboard in Victoria, BC, Canada. My plan is to cruise the Pacific Northwest, then truck the boat to the Great Lakes and cruise America's Great Loop. I aim to eventually ship the boat to Europe to explore its great rivers and canals.

The restoration has been a joy in so many ways, but for the engine. The original engine was knackered, and I have faced many challenges in my attempts to deal with repowering. I have been hoping against all hope that I could solve this inexpensively. 

I have finally accepted that if I want to do this right it's going to cost money, more than I can manage.

It is with great humility and trepidation that I reach out in this way, to ask for your help to crowd fund a portion of the project. I'd like to imagine it could be micro-funded. With as little as a dollar per individual view of one episode of the show, we would be there.

I am aiming to purchase a Beta Marine 60 HP marine diesel with PRM 280 transmission.
I've done a great deal of research and design to arrive at this selection, and I'm very confident it is the right choice.


The retail cost is approximately $20,000 CDN, of which I will manage half. A portion of this half will include a generous contribution by the local Canadian Beta Marine distributor, Gartside Marine.

While there are several options for crowd funding, I have chosen GoFundMe because of the transparency it provides. This page will display continuous updates on the progress of the campaign.

I acknowledge that I have a generous viewer base who is already supporting me. These supporters will have a brass plaque mounted to the bulkhead of MV Geordie. Similarly, I will create a special, repower campaign brass plate with the names of every donation of $20 or more to this campaign, which will be permanently mounted inside the helm station lid. I will cherish these reminders of the generous support and appreciation that the community has shown to the boat and to myself.

Thank you all so very much,

Peter Knowles
MV Geordie

Donations

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  • Robert Evans 
    • $20 
    • 4 d
  • David Gagliardi 
    • $5 
    • 5 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 5 d
  • Page Greer 
    • $10 
    • 5 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 5 d
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Organizer

Peter Knowles 
Organizer
Victoria, BC

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